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Dangerous Beauty Audiobook

Dangerous Beauty: Stories from the Wilds of Yellowstone

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Publisher's Summary

Funny, scary, and touching true stories from Yellowstone wildlife photographers, rangers, guides, and trackers who've accidentally come face-to-face with grizzly bears and bison, who've camped out in -70 degree temperatures, and much more. From a Wall Street Journal best-selling author and wildlife photographer whose award-wining Yellowstone imagery is displayed in the Smithsonian.

©2017 Carolyn Jourdan and Sandy Sisti (P)2017 Carolyn Jourdan and Sandy Sisti

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    SunsetSam 06-28-17
    SunsetSam 06-28-17

    Rolling Along

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    "What a wonderful book 5+"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dangerous Beauty to be better than the print version?

    The audio version of the book inflects emotion to the stories which a text based book cannot


    What other book might you compare Dangerous Beauty to and why?

    It is a group of stories about the Yellowstone area as seen through the eyes of a wildlife photographer . So books that cover that are not all that common. Some might be John Muirs books, or All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot and his love of animals and their personalities


    Which character – as performed by Eric Martin – was your favorite?

    Old scarface. It was touching about a Grizzly that was aging and having a difficult time getting about. We can all relate to that sooner or later


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The other visitors and residents of Yellowstone NP


    Any additional comments?

    A wonderful book I really enjoyed. Animals have personalities and they were captured very well in this book. A must if your visiting the park or any large wildlife park to understand the residents better. <br/><br/>If I could have given 6 stars for story I would have. If you love animals, the outdoors are a photographer , hiker its a joy to listen to the stories.<br/><br/>I was given this book to review. The opinions are my own and honest; what I like or don't like are my true feelings

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 07-03-17

    Audiobook Narrator (2015-present) Librarian (2000-present) Bookstore Manager (2000-2014)

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    "interesting and educational"
    Where does Dangerous Beauty rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Well, it may not rank at the top like a riveting novel, but definitely a great listen for anyone interested in wildlife.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The true stories of encounters with bears.


    What does Eric Martin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The feel that you are really there experiencing it.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Don't forget there is real danger in getting up-close and personal with wildlife.


    Any additional comments?

    It would have been nice if there could have been at least 2 narrators to go back and forth between, just because all the stories were not by the same author.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    in1ear (John Row) Aurora, Colorado 06-29-17
    in1ear (John Row) Aurora, Colorado 06-29-17 Member Since 2017

    Male, mid 60's, over 1,250 helpful votes on Amazon, over 410 helpful votes on Audible, own 650+ Audible books and over 10,200 Kindle books!

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    "Animal Personalities, the Majesty of Yellowstone"
    If you could sum up Dangerous Beauty in three words, what would they be?

    Yellowstone Life Cycles


    What did you like best about this story?

    The stories of life in Yellowstone National Park. The personalities of the bears and other animals, the interaction of Nature, Wildlife, the Park Service and visitors. Makes me want to be there too!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The first story of Scarface, then the discovery of familial connections!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me appreciate our National Parks, and how lucky we are to have them. And our obligation to preserve them for generations to come.


    Any additional comments?

    In my opinion, this Audible work is worth the credit and my listening time. It is certainly worth many relistenings!<br/><br/>Thanks for the opportunity to listen and offer my opinions on this work! A review copy was gifted to me at no charge. In return, I am happy to provide an honest review. Also at no charge.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy Arthur 07-20-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Insightful and engaging"

    Yellowstone is a fascinating place and this book captures the magic and wonder of the park. The stories of animal encounters are thrilling and in some cases, heartbreaking. Numerous amazing people who live and work in the ecosystem convey their stories about experiences, tourists, activities, and animals with passion and a true love of the area. I go to the park on a regular basis and felt like I learned so much. I highly recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Karowski 07-16-17
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    "A light hearted intro to life in Yellowstone"

    The interesting thing about he works is how different it is everywhere you go. Living on the east coast in several different states the environment is very different than that of Yellowstone. There were situations I would never encounter yet here and terms that I had never heard; bear jam, bison jam, etc. I also didn't realize that the park was closed for a significant part of the year. The authors give a glimpse of the park, its inhabitants and its visitors through stories, personal accounts and various testimonials of themselves and others. This patchwork quilt of stories is a wonderful introduction to life in Yellowstone. Highly recommend to anyone who loves nature. Great read. Well narrated. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa 07-13-17
    Teresa 07-13-17

    I love listening to audiobooks with my three compadres: two sweet tabby cats and a Great Dane!

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    "Yellowstone Heaven for the Nature Lover"

    Dangerous Beauty was a great listen and justly titled. This is somewhere I've always wanted to visit. Listening to this audiobook and the wonderful stories put me there aside from snapping my own photos. The heartwarming short stories were about bear, bison, moose, wolves, pronghorn sheep, birds, the elements, the majesty, the hazzards, tourists and more. A few of the stories were somewhat frightening, all were fascinating. There were several things (facts) I didn't know and was pleased to learn. I wonder if these were from journal entries or memories. Either way this was a thoroughly enjoyable book by Carolyn Jourdan and Sandy Sisti.

    Eric Martin's narration was excellent. He spoke clearly and was easy on the ears. He had a nice tone and was the perfect reader for this audiobook.

    &amp;quot;I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this honest review.&amp;quot;

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lorri 07-06-17
    Lorri 07-06-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Stories that thrill, scare, make you cry and cheer. Love love love love this!!!"

    In 2016 I visited Yellowstone and the Tetons for the second time. The second time was a life altering experience. Since then I have search tireless for more information on the area. The animals, the environment, the habitat, and all the that we humans do that effect the lives of the animals who live there. Generally we are the cause of there stress. Listening to theses stories makes me realize how much responsibility we have to keep them safe. Listen and learn personal space is important to all.What wonderful story tellers Sandy and Carolyn truly are. This is truly a treasure. Thank you so much for sharing. I will be gifting copies of this for the holidays. Love love love love this!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    rhonda walker 07-03-17
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    "Touching stories of the wilds of Yellowstone"
    If you could sum up Dangerous Beauty in three words, what would they be?

    touching, beautiful, scary


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dangerous Beauty?

    Not just one memorable moment but all are special and amazing stories.


    Any additional comments?

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Montzalee Wittmann Missouri, USA 06-29-17
    Montzalee Wittmann Missouri, USA 06-29-17 Member Since 2017

    Book Nut

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    "An Awesome nature book, so wonderful!"
    What made the experience of listening to Dangerous Beauty the most enjoyable?

    Dangerous Beauty: Stories from the Wilds of Yellowstone by Carolyn Jourdan and Sandy Sisti is an outstanding nature book that toyed with all my emotions. One minute I am smiling, another minute I am angry, and the next I am near tears. I had all sorts of emotions in-between too. This book is filled with a variety of great stories of the many awesome animals and beautiful nature itself of Yellowstone. The love of this magnificent place shines through with each story, the love for the animals, the plants, the land, and their jobs. I enjoyed this book so much, I didn't want the book to end. I was given an audio book to listen to by the publishers. The narrator had a calm and perfect voice for this book, and added plus to an already great book. The review is voluntary. I hope everyone has a chance to read this charming, delightful book.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I did!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Myztikal On the Edge of Glory 07-12-17
    Myztikal On the Edge of Glory 07-12-17

    Audiobooks are a gal's best friend :)

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    Cute stories about encounters with the wild. Too many observances were brief and forgettable. A few were lengthier and invoked a range of emotions.
    Thanks for sharing!

    "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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